July 25, 2021 Subject:
Power loss during lovelight
So this is a forgotten concert. Performed at a small very old movie theater that was converted for concerts. I think this might be the only time they played there. It's located near Richmond in the East Bay area of California. It's an enjoyable listen but nothing particularly memorable until you get to the lovelight. Early on pig calls for Bob to start to do some talking and he completely whiffs... Then there is a power loss and it's not due to the usual curfew issues. The band attempts to soldier on acapella style. There's clapping and some vocal attempts that are comical and not very good but interesting nonetheless for completists like myself. Of now listen to every performance up to this point in order while exercising trying to improve health issues. It's easy to get pretty burned out when love light starts up after so many versions of it. But this one is interesting and stands out. Pigpen definitely saves it with his harmonica. In fact pigpen really elevates this entire concert otherwise would be fairly lackluster... But during lovelight he really does manage to pull rabbit out of his hat... But even that would not be successful had not the power clicked back on because truly it's only when Garcia is fully electrified can the song continue...